UFC middleweight Paulo Costa has again teased an exit from the promotion once he runs down his contract with the UFC.
Costa, a one-time title challenger and the current No. 6 ranked 185lber, has had a bumpy ride in the promotion. The Brazilian knockout specialist was once vying for a title and in the very next moment, he found himself reeling at the lower half of the top 10 rankings.
The “Borrachinha” was last seen in the octagon in August’s UFC 278 pay-per-view, where he overpowered former champ, Luke Rockhold to secure a unanimous decision victory.
After the fight, the Brazilian middleweight pointed out that he was looking his way out of the promotion.
Costa isn’t a fan of the UFC’s payment criteria and has expressed his frustration several times on different occasions.
“My miserable contract with the UFC was up in a few short months. will expire in time. A new #boxer is coming to town,” Costa wrote on Twitter.
The Brazilian 185lber is scheduled to face the No. 1 title contender, Robert Whittaker at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia in February.
After the announcement of the fight, Costa came up with another controversy demanding the promotion of increased numeration for this fight to make the trip. It won’t be the first time Costa has found himself in this dismal situation.
Last summer, his fight against Jared Cannonier fell through for similar reasons as Borrachina accused UFC of underpaying him.